The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 72 67 102
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +35
Permanent jobs citing LAN 45 55 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.59% 3.20% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.71% 18.39% 6.72%
Number of salaries quoted 41 47 21
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +47.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £29,900 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
LAN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
354 299 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.39% 17.40% 21.62%
Number of salaries quoted 245 230 302
Average salary £42,000 £50,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% +29.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region.

LAN Salary Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

LAN Salary Histogram in Cheshire

LAN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +21 14 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Chester +18 9 £42,500 -2.85% 1
Wilmslow +2 8 £34,750 +6.92%
Crewe +5 3 £37,500 -
Macclesfield -5 3 £37,500 -55.88%
Northwich - 2 £37,500 -
Nantwich - 1 £37,500 - 1
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 104 (92.86%) WAN
2 55 (49.11%) Windows
3 50 (44.64%) Microsoft
4 49 (43.75%) Cisco
5 39 (34.82%) VMware
6 36 (32.14%) TCP/IP
6 36 (32.14%) Active Directory
7 34 (30.36%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (30.36%) Firewall
8 33 (29.46%) Finance
9 30 (26.79%) VPN
9 30 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 27 (24.11%) DNS
11 25 (22.32%) DHCP
11 25 (22.32%) SLA
12 24 (21.43%) ITIL
13 23 (20.54%) UNIX
13 23 (20.54%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (17.86%) CCNA
14 20 (17.86%) Network Security
15 18 (16.07%) Disaster Recovery
15 18 (16.07%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (15.18%) Wireless
16 17 (15.18%) CCNP
17 16 (14.29%) Citrix
18 15 (13.39%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (13.39%) Back Office
19 14 (12.50%) Windows 7
20 13 (11.61%) MS Exchange
21 12 (10.71%) MCSE

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (11.61%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.46%) Lync
3 5 (4.46%) IBM Notes
3 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.57%) IIS
5 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (7.14%) MS Office
1 8 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 104 (92.86%) WAN
2 36 (32.14%) TCP/IP
3 34 (30.36%) Firewall
4 30 (26.79%) VPN
5 27 (24.11%) DNS
6 25 (22.32%) DHCP
7 20 (17.86%) Network Security
8 18 (16.07%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (15.18%) Wireless
10 12 (10.71%) SAN
11 11 (9.82%) VoIP
12 9 (8.04%) OSPF
12 9 (8.04%) EIGRP
13 8 (7.14%) BGP
14 7 (6.25%) RIP
14 7 (6.25%) SSL
14 7 (6.25%) Wireshark
15 6 (5.36%) Internet
16 5 (4.46%) IGRP
17 4 (3.57%) QSIG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (29.46%) Finance
2 15 (13.39%) Back Office
3 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 19 (16.96%) Administrator
3 18 (16.07%) Analyst
4 15 (13.39%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (8.93%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (8.04%) Consultant
6 9 (8.04%) IT Support
7 8 (7.14%) Network Consultant
7 8 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Technical Support
9 5 (4.46%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (4.46%) Architect
9 5 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Service Desk Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
10 4 (3.57%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.79%) JSP
1 2 (1.79%) Web Services
2 1 (0.89%) HTML
2 1 (0.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.36%) Thin Client
1 6 (5.36%) Fat Client
2 5 (4.46%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (3.57%) Open Source
3 4 (3.57%) RMADS
4 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.68%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.68%) EPoS
4 3 (2.68%) CMDB
4 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.79%) Celerra
6 1 (0.89%) CCTV
6 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 55 (49.11%) Windows
2 23 (20.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 23 (20.54%) UNIX
3 14 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 12 (10.71%) Windows 8
5 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.46%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.57%) Linux
8 2 (1.79%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.89%) AIX
9 1 (0.89%) CentOS
9 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.43%) ITIL
2 18 (16.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (8.04%) Project Management
4 8 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.25%) Security Management
5 7 (6.25%) Network Architecture
6 6 (5.36%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.36%) CRM
7 5 (4.46%) Migration
7 5 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.46%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (4.46%) Information Security
7 5 (4.46%) Asset Management
7 5 (4.46%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.57%) Operations Management
8 4 (3.57%) Test Scripting
8 4 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (3.57%) Network Design
8 4 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.57%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.04%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.25%) SQL
3 3 (2.68%) VBScript
4 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (30.36%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (17.86%) CCNA
3 17 (15.18%) CCNP
4 15 (13.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (10.71%) MCSE
6 10 (8.93%) MCSA
6 10 (8.93%) CCIE
7 7 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 7 (6.25%) Security Cleared
8 6 (5.36%) Degree
9 4 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.68%) MCP
10 3 (2.68%) HND
10 3 (2.68%) MCITP
10 3 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.79%) Avaya Certification
12 1 (0.89%) Security+ Certification
12 1 (0.89%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.89%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (22.32%) SLA
2 7 (6.25%) QA
3 4 (3.57%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.79%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.89%) COBIT
System Software
1 36 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 30 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.36%) XenApp
3 6 (5.36%) vSphere
4 5 (4.46%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.68%) XenServer
6 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.68%) Terminal Server
6 3 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.89%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.89%) vCloud
7 1 (0.89%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) Backup Exec
1 3 (2.68%) WSUS
1 3 (2.68%) SCCM
2 2 (1.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 50 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 49 (43.75%) Cisco
3 39 (34.82%) VMware
4 16 (14.29%) Citrix
5 12 (10.71%) Juniper
6 11 (9.82%) CheckPoint
7 10 (8.93%) HP
8 8 (7.14%) Dell
8 8 (7.14%) Symantec
8 8 (7.14%) Avaya
9 7 (6.25%) EMC
10 6 (5.36%) NetApp
10 6 (5.36%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.46%) BT
11 5 (4.46%) Lotus
12 3 (2.68%) McAfee
12 3 (2.68%) Toshiba
13 2 (1.79%) IBM
13 2 (1.79%) SonicWALL
13 2 (1.79%) ProCurve
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